People want to tell their story, interpret their times, write and act with beauty and truth… before their peers, both on and off the stage. Itinerant Theatre (IT) wants to make that possible. IT’s mission is to produce and perform affordable, professional theatrical works for artistically underserved audiences.
IT builds on its Board members’ collective experience of presenting, producing, directing, acting and writing for the theatre and other performing arts, all on a shoestring budget.
IT looks forward to collaborating with other performing arts where possible.
For the 2018-19 season
On September 8, 2018 IT proudly co-hosted a second evening of dinner theatre with St. Andrew Presbyterian Church at the church. Titled Louisiana Women: Leading Women, Maggie and Rosa the evening featured a three-course meal with Chef Kevin Hodges and two of Carolyn Woosley’s plays, Maggie and Rosa, from her 13-play composite, Louisiana Women. Joy Pace played both women; Carolyn Woosley directed; Michelle Cook Brunson was Technical Director. The evening sold out. The dinner and the plays were a success.
In April 2019 IT will participate in a nationwide weekend ~ “Twelve Thousand Voices” which is to speak to one juror’s reasoned ability to change the minds of an entire jury as well as women’s ability to lead. IT will be one of 1,000 theatre staged readings of “Twelve Angry Men Performed by Twelve Impassioned Women” adapted by Sherman L. Shergel and based on the Emmy Award-winning Television Movie by Reginald Rose.
For IT’s fourth New Play Series called The Play’s the Thing IT received and has read over 900 10-minute and short plays submitted by playwrights from across the USA and seven foreign nations. These new play submissions address the theme “Women Leading”. Announcement of final play selections has occurred. The readings are scheduled for late May and early June 2019 at IT’s Studio 339 in Central School A&H Bldg in downtown lake Charles.
Check Facebook, Twitter and the blog of this website for other to-be-announced readings and productions in Year 2019.
Itinerant Theatre continues to cultivate and showcase the talents of young and old in front of and behind the curtain.